By Gerhard Werle, Lovell Fernandez, Moritz Vormbaum
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A lot of unfortunate statements have been recently made by African leaders, and while I am not going to repeat them, I wish to reject such outrageous accusations in the strongest possible terms. The staff of the Court is devoted to the mandate that it has been given under the Rome Statute and discharge the mandate professionally and without fear or favour. g. four Judges, the Prosecutor, the Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, the Principal Counsel for the Defence, Ms Batohi, Legal Advisor to the Prosecutor, who is here with us, and many others, including myself as a Judge and the First Vice-President.
16 Suárez 2009, p. 103 f. 17 Hausler et al. 2012, p. 175. 18 Amnesty International. Child Soldiers: From Cradle to War. 12 4 International Criminal Justice in Africa … 39 of the Congo, and, more specifically, in the District of Ituri, Oriental Province. 19 The Trial Chamber heard 67 witnesses over 204 days. The prosecution called 36 witnesses, including three experts, and the defence called 24 witnesses. Three victims were called as witnesses following a request from their legal representatives.
Article 67(2) of the Rome Statute and Rule 77 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence create the basic obligation that the Office of the Prosecutor must disclose exculpatory evidence and material in its possession or control to the defence. At the same time, Article 54(3)(e) provides that the prosecutor may decide not to disclose material obtained on condition of confidentiality and solely for the purpose of generating new evidence, unless the provider of the information consents. Rule 81 places restrictions on disclosure, while Rule 82 provides that if the prosecution has Article 54(3)(e) material in its possession it may not introduce such material into evidence subsequently without prior consent of the information provider.
Africa and the International Criminal Court by Gerhard Werle, Lovell Fernandez, Moritz Vormbaum